DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, GOV. MIKE DEWINE HAS LIFTED RESTRICTIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH TELEHEALTH SERVICES. THE REQUIRED INITIAL VIDEO SESSION NO LONGER APPLIES TO OHIO CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. FEEL FREE TO ENGAGE IN COMMUNICATING HOWEVER YOU FEEL MOST COMFORTABLE (VIDEO, PHONE, LIVE CHAT OR TEXT).
Hi there! My name is Pam Lemaster, and I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. Chances are you’re reading this because you are looking for someone who might be able to help you with some kind of life struggle. If so, I may be of service to you. I have several years of experience helping a variety of people improve their mental health. My current full-time position is an adult counselor at a community mental health center in a small city in North Central Ohio. I also work as a Crisis Health Officer at the local hospital and jail, assessing risk of harm to self or others. Additionally, I facilitate a grief support group that meets once a month for people who are grieving the death of a loved one through suicide.
When I was searching for a counselor to help me through a difficult time in my life, I really did not know what to look for. Back then, it seemed I had very few options and pretty much had to take what I could get. I was lucky enough to find someone who matched my beliefs and helped me see my true potential. I am forever grateful for that person and will always carry a piece of them with me as their words of wisdom helped me through some pretty tough times. Since becoming a counselor myself, I am hearing a common theme from my clients about what helps them the most…that I treat them as a normal human being without judgment or making them feel that there is something wrong with them. Many people find that having a neutral person to talk with and bounce ideas from can help them out of troubling situations and possibly into new adventures. I am excited to be part of a new growing opportunity to allow people to have more access to mental health professionals than I had in the past.
I became a counselor later in life after having a professional career in areas including business management, conflict resolution and mediation, and higher education administration. My life took a turn towards counseling after a devastating job layoff that spiraled me into a deep depression. After some soul searching and reconnecting with my faith, I felt the call to enter the counseling field. It was tough, and I had to sacrifice many things to go to school, but if I had to do it over again, I would not change a thing. I have a client-centered approach and utilize evidence-based methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, family systems, narrative therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy.
I hope this intro finds you feeling hopeful that there can be light in the midst of darkness. I would be honored to walk with you on this journey to find hope. I may be just the lantern holder that you need.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
LPCC #E.1800802 (Expires: 2020-07-01)
Pamela is extremely professional and a wonderful listener. She truly cares and gives me space to discuss what I need to talk about.
I think very highly of Pamela. She is very empathic and understands exactly what is going on. She has a really good idea of how to treat me effectively. I really appreciate her
Pamela is very respectful and understanding while also challenging your thought processes and creating a productive environment. She has been really helpful to me so far.
I’ve been seeing counselors since I was young and she’s seemed to be the most attentive and accommodating. Though she probably has many more clients, she always gets back to me, even if it’s late, and I feel valued and important. I had to take a break from counseling but as soon as I came back she got me in for a video session the very next day. I was going to look for an in person therapist for financial reasons but I’m going to stay with betterhelp because I feel Pamela really understands me and really wants to help me with what I’m going through.
She is there for me with advice or just to listen. I don’t message every day but she is always checking in with me. Gives me helpful ways to cope with all of my inner demons and issues I’ve been through as well as things I’m going through now.
Pamela is in the process of helping through multiple complicated hardships in my life and I always feel very secure opening up to her and knowing she’ll have the best tools for me to cope with the day to day issues I face. She talks to me like a friend and I appreciate the reassurance she gives when I’m hesitant about opening up or when I feel like I’ve shared too much. I came into this feeling as if I was a helpless case and Pamela has made me feel normal and validated. This experience was scary for me to step into but has only been positive since the day I started.